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Employment Law

Employment Laws are vital for ensuring that the relationship between employers and employees are regulated fairly. It covers what employers expect and can ask from employees and employees’ rights at work. These laws also cover trade unions.

It is important that employers understand these laws as you have a duty to abide by them and their obligations. If these laws are not upheld or are violated in any way, you are liable to a tribunal.

Did you know the average cost for representation at Tribunal is £6,000 to £12,000, this can be doubled if a Discrimination case!

Why have these laws?

As well as the aforementioned, employment laws are there to make sure that UK workers are not treated unfairly at the hands of their employers. Without these laws, there would be no way to regulate work processes and so they are very important.

What do they cover?

There is a wide range of laws that cover the work environment and all its processes. Some topics that are covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Bullying and harassment
  • Age, race, sexuality, religious discrimination
  • Disability
  • Unfair dismissal and grievances
  • Equal pay
  • Holiday/parental leave

Some of the most important pieces of legislation are ones that many will recognise on a daily basis and make up their employment contracts, including:

  • The Employment Rights Act (1996) – This covers the rights of employees in topics including dismissal and unfair dismissal, paternity and maternity leave and redundancy.
  • Employment Relations Act (1999) – Covers rights at work for trade union recognition, derecognition and industrial actions
  • The Equality Act (2010) – This piece of legislation prevents discrimination in the workplace and recruitment process. It stops discrimination and unfair decision making based on personal characteristics.
  • Maternity and Parental Leave Regulations (1999) – Is a statutory instrument, concerning UK labour law, which details the rights to maternity and parental leave for employees in the United Kingdom.

New Employment Law Workshop!

SFB are excited to announce that they are holding an Employment Law Workshop on Tuesday 8th February 2022.

This workshop is ideal for individuals who manage or supervise staff or just want to further develop their knowledge in some of the most challenging areas.

The course will include:

  • How to conduct thorough investigations
  • Disciplinary and Grievances
  • Equal opportunities
  • Interesting cases will be discussed throughout the day

The course is being held at:

Southmill Arts, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3JG

Just 10 minutes from the M11 Junction 8 Motorway Roundabout or direct line from Liverpool Street station.

The course will run from:

9am – 4pm – Free Parking, Lunch and Refreshments included

£150.00+vat per person

Book Now!

To book your place on the workshop email us on, or use the Quick Contact box to the right of the screen.

You may also call us on: 01279 874 676 / 07540 418152 or email